Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects


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Erosion is the:

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1. The process in which all loose particles have settled and accumulated to a new location is called:

2. Through wind erosion, deflation is the removal of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Erosion and weathering are responsible for changes in landforms. This worksheet/quiz combination will help you assess your understanding of the factors that cause erosion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will test your knowledge of the following:

  • The definition of erosion
  • Deflation
  • Wind erosion
  • Glacial movement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on erosion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the movement of soil particles
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson including the different causes of erosion

Additional Learning

Discover more about erosion by viewing the lesson entitled Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects. This lesson covers the following important objectives:

  • Define the process of erosion
  • Explain what happens to the landscape as a result of erosion
  • Compare the effects of erosion by water, wind, glaciers and people
  • Understand the role people play in the process of erosion